Drone captures Letter Carrier delivering mail in California neighborhood destroyed by fire

10/11/2017 A drone captured an otherworldly sight in Santa Rosa, California – a letter carrier delivering mail to addresses where only charred foundations remain after a fast-moving fire ripped through the neighborhoo

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The United States Postal Service has closed multiple post offices in Sonoma County, but that didn’t stop one postal service worker from apparently continuing to deliver mail to a destroyed Santa Rosa neighborhood Tuesday.

Footage captured by professional drone operator and photographer Douglas Thron shows a few residential blocks completely decimated by the Tubbs fire. The extent of the damage was shocking, even to Thron, who says he’s covered multiple wildfires and floods during his career.

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“It looked like a bomb went off, or someone flew over and bombed the whole area,” he told SFGATE. “It looked like a war zone. [The fires] burned everything down to the ground.”

Seeing the postman driving along just added to the surreal nature of the scene.

 

Update : According to USPS the mail carrier in the footage was honoring a request by customers who would be returning for personal items.

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